August 2020 | SmartBear Community News Journal




SmartBear Community in July

July was a very hot month for the SmartBear Community. Many people joined us, tons of questions were discussed, great ideas were shared! All of the community members bring enormous value to the Community - I'm so happy to be part of this awesome team 🙂 Here are the July numbers:

New Members (+137)
Questions Asked (+10)
Posts Created


Any activity is highly important for the community life - feel free to continue asking questions, replying to forum threads, sharing your knowledge, bringing up industry topics, and participating in community events, like the one below!


TechCorner Challenge Event

SB_CM_TechCorner-Challenge_b_TC.pngJoin our TechCorner Challenge event to learn the product, earn points, and get into the Leaderboard!

>> Participate in the Challenge today


Each week, we post a new challenge to the TestComplete and ReadyAPI Communities. Each challenge contains a product-related task with a detailed and helpful description. Solve tasks and share solutions!


Today, I would like to introduce our current leaders:

Video Interviews to Watch


We have recorded several great video interviews for you! 


Many of you got an incredible help from our Community Leader in the TestComplete Community @BenoitB. It's time to know Benoit better. Watch the interview to learn why Benoit decided to dive into QA engineering and which TestComplete features he likes best!

>> Watch the Interview with Benoit Biache



Load-Testing-Mistake-1_350.pngAPI testers will love the second interview! SmartBear Talks returns after a short break with a new series of interviews with Robert Schneider, a well-known API consultant from WiseClouds and the author of the 7 API Testing Mistakes series.


This time, we will talk about API load testing and identify top 5 mistakes you need to avoid. Check out the first video of the series - we are talking about why load testing scenarios should differ from API testing ones!

>> API Load Testing Mistake #1: Separating Load Tests from Business Process


Community Site Improvements

Last month, we released several great features that should help you use the SmartBear Community site easer:

  • Subscription via RSS to tags is now possible. Feel free to add the RSS subscription to your Slack or other RSS service you use! Here are the most popular tags: ProductUpates, Academy news, News
  • review our new Announcement Block to always be notified about the most important community news: upcoming hot webinars, product updates, community events, etc.


Upcoming Webinars

  • Aug 11  - SoapUI Pro Introductory Training. Register here
  • Aug 11 - Accelerating Application Delivery Through CI/CD with TestComplete. Register here
  • Aug 18 - TestComplete Introductory Training. Register here


Academy certifiedSB_AC_Academy-Certified-200.png

Online education keeps growing in popularity. In the SmartBear Academy, you can always learn something new and interesting - enroll in any courses today. Once you get an Academy certificate, you will be awarded with a special Community badge!


Let's congratulate the community members who successfully passed exams of online SmartBear Academy courses and got certificates last month: 




What a great achievement! Keep it up!



That's all for today. Any comments/suggestions/questions?

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